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Re: what should I expect to pay (parts only)
On Thursday, 7 September 1995, Kevin Baluha wrote:
> what should I expect to pay for new outer cv joints?
Might make a difference what kind of car you have. I have a 1987 VW
Quantum Syncro. A mechanic I trust charged me $500 USA to install front
outer CV joints that he described as the best you can get. I suppose
these are the original VAG parts, but I don't know.
> reman shafts?
I have done a few CV swaps on non-VAG cars, and have found it to be a
real pain in the neck. I therefore generally buy rebuilt half-shafts. My
trusted mechanic (Brian Erickson of JAC Auto in Ramsey, Minnesota) told
me that the outer CV joints and the boots therefor) they use are inferior.
Also, he said I would be wasting money on rebuilt inner CVs which seldom
go bad. It would have cost me nearly as much to put in rebuilt
half-shafts myself as to pay him to install better CVs, so it was a